As promised I have added our pictures of our Boston trip below. I have to admit it was hard to write this blog, not because of the content, but I think I am still grieving from the loss of my Grandmother. Writing my little blog felt almost frivolous compared to her life of 88 years. Surviving hardships and raising 6 boys. I am the oldest of 24 grandchildren. (and now there several great-grandchildren.) What a wonderful legacy to leave this world. She was cherished by even the littlest of them. I was able to see family I have not seen in years due to the distances we live apart. I met family I was never able to meet. I wished she could have been there, it would have thrilled her to see us all together. My heart hurt. I was given this message to ease my loss, maybe it will help some of you as well. When I mentioned I wished she could be there, someone said she was. And they were right. They also said the coming together of the extended family was her last gift to us. What a wonderful way to think about it. It made it easier to write this blog. Her life lives on in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She would be thrilled to see our daughter, her great-granddaughter, grown and headed for college. I realized it is not frivolous to blog about our family having a wonderful time. She cherished each child and would want to know we are happy. She would be so proud to know they are working hard and living their dreams . What a gift to feel so loved!
The colleges: Our family
I could not get used to the old and new architecture side by side all through the city.
Old South Meeting House
Old North Church Steeple and interior.
Paul Revere's Home. He raised 16 children in this little house.
My Dad and Boston Harbor.
Thank you for all your kind messages during this difficult time. They meant a great deal to me.